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consumer website yelp now getting involved with restaurant health ratings. dozens of students at a bay area school. plus -- sad news about the creator of a column -- next.
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the information that led investigators to the death of a south bay millionaire involving a prostitute and gang members. good afternoon.
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i'm tori campbell. we're learning new information about the death of a millionaire last november. new at noon, ktvu's janine de la vega joins us live with information that the prostitute giving information to two gang members about the mansion. >> reporter: all four defendants in this case will be appearing here in court on february 4th to enter a plea. the chronicle is reporting that the lone female defendant gave people associated with an oakland gang information that ultimately led to this home invasion and murder. 24-year-old raven dixon is behind bars. she also faces a gang enhancement. the chronicle is reports that she worked as a prostitute for kumar and passed along information about the mansion, including the lateout. coincidently, the oakland police chief said that is the same group involved in a gang
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war. the chronicle sources say shows people hatched a plan to invade the estate. the district attorney's office have charged three others with kumer's murder. his home was broken into last november while he and his wife were home. kumar's body was found inside but the police won't say how he was killed. the court had documents sealed because police requested it saying it would hamper the investigation. law enforcement is discussing when to reveal any more information on the case. word is that may happen soon. i spoke on the phone with dixon's attorney and he says this latest development comes as a surprise. he says his client never revealed that she had any direct ties to gangs. the attorney is waiting for discovery in this case from the d.a.'s office. reporting live from san jose, janine de la vega, ktvu channel
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2 news. two young men charged with killing two teenaged girls are expected to enter a plea this afternoon. the suspects are charged with the brutal shooting deaths of 15-year-old and 16-year-old teens in late november. the two girls were lifelong friends who grew up in alameda. homicide investigators say the suspects knew the girls but there's still no word on a possible motive. san jose police have released the sketch of a suspect who tried to grab a 3- year-old girl out of her mother's arms. the man is described as latino, in his 20s, wearing a red baseball cap, jeans, a yellow striped shirt and smelling like automotive oil. the mother says her daughter was playing outside their home on tuesday when the man walked up and complimented her daughter tea beauty before trying to grab the girl. oakland police have released a sketch resembling a man wanted in the attempted kidnapping of a 25-year-old woman. the man is described as african-
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american, tween 5'6" and 5'8" in his early 20s with dreadlocks. she was walking near the fruitvale b.a.r.t. station last month when the man tried to pull her into a waiting car. the woman struggled and escaped. we're following news out of north africa where algerian forces are carrying out a raid to retake a gas plant captured along with dozens of hostages by islamic militants. there is a lot of uncertainty about the situation. however, the pentagon says the operation by the algerian army is ongoing at this hour. they've surrounded the plant and are in a tense standoff. this followed the raid that may have resulted in the deaths of several hostages. the militant the claims 35 hostages and 15 militants have -- have died. but 20 hostages including some
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americans, it's reported, had escaped before the raid. the militants claim they attacked the gas cam plex yesterday as a result of france allowing their airspace to be ub -- tosh used on attacks in mali. and explosion on a university campus sent a researcher to the hospital this morning. this prompted police to evacuate the building. police say chemicals were located inside the apartment where the explosion occurred but declined to specify what type of chemicals. investigators say researchers suffered hand injuries from the explosion and was treated at a hospital. battery problems have grounded all of boeing 787 dream liners. european safety regulators were the latest to pull the plug today following similar moves
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by the u.s., japan and india. concerns were raised after a nippon flight was forced to make an emergency landing after emergency lights came on and there was a smell of smoke in the cockpit. >> from what we understand that from leaders in the industry, it's probably a one or two-hour delay. >> in san jose, a flight that was supposed to fly to tokyo tomorrow has been canceled. the faa says carriers must prove the batteries are safe before flights can resume. an investigation is underway into a possible outbreak of the norovirus at a contra costa elementary school. paul chambers is live in la fayette where the campus just got a thorough cleaning. good afternoon, paul. >> reporter: good afternoon, tori. public health officials spent the afternoon and morning here at the elementary school taking
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samples from students to check to see if this is indeed a norovirus outbreak. it's been a tough week for students and staff in la fayette e the principal says last thursday, some students and faculty started to get sick. by the next day, more than 100 of the 750 students were absent, claiming they had symptoms similar to the norovirus. >> it looks like norovirus based on the illness and the length of time one becomes ill. >> reporter: although think it's the stomach flu, it's not related to influenza. >> it does affect your stomach, causing the nausea, diarrhea, vomiting. >> reporter: cleaning crews spent their weekend scrubbing classrooms and working with public health officials. >> they have been here talking with us about how we fix our bleach solution, how we clean
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bathrooms, the floors. >> reporter: parents say the school has been very appreciative because the school is keeping them apprised of everything. just because their child is feeling better, does not mean that the child should return right -- right away. >> once they are symptom-free, keep them home for 48 hours. >> reporter: who -- how do you keep them safe? not hand sanitizer. use soap and water. paul chambers, ktvu channel 2 news. >> thank you. we've just received record of the bay area's first-related death of the season. santa clara county officials said a person over the age of 65 years old died on tuesday. no further details are currently available. health officials have warned of an early and severe flu season.
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if you have not already done so, officials strongly recommend getting a flu shot. we'll have more on this story later on at 5:00. police are investigating a large fight near berkeley high school. it happened at bancroft way and moved through the downtown area. four teenagers were arrested but it's not clear if they will face charges. it's also not clear what started the fight. police say no one was hurt. fremont police say a 27- year-old man acted in self- defense when he shot and killed his father last week. officers also revealed that 48- year-old david weatherton attacked his children with a baseball bat covered in nails. weatherton's son fired one shot during the argument. he later surrendered to police. police say at this time it does not appear that charges will be filed. a livermore man accused in a fatal shooting last month has been taken into custody in oregon. police identify the suspect as
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24-year-old jacob kober. he remains behind bars in lane county. police say he's wanted in connection with the shooting death of kenneth ogden. ogden's family was found in the field of december 29th. the woman who founded the dear abby advice column has died. mall lien phillips had been battling alzheimer's' disease. her -- alzheimer's disease. her column competed with the column ann landers, written by her twin sister. >> reporter: fixing the uc budget. the high-tech way the state says it can reach more students. another cold morning. but ktvu meteorologist mark tamayo will be here to tell you about warmer temperatures and your weekend forecast. health information of your favorite san francisco
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restaurant will soon be easier to access in a new announcement from the mayor. ñç5xñóñmñz?cç?çñkñkñe-
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the third and final way of the uc regents meeting is underway. sal castanedo is live to explain the big focus of the
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meeting today. good afternoon, sal. >> reporter: good afternoon, tori. this is the last day. and one of the ideas that has emerged from the meeting is starting more online education. 10% of the general education requirements in the future could be set up on some online academy that the university is using here wants to set up. governor jerry brown, a regent himself and a graduate of uc berkeley says he likes the idea and has submitted -- committed $10 million from the state budget to help the university add more online courses. >> we have to get out of our comfort zone and look at this thing in a way how do we maintain, enhance this wonderful institution called the university of california? and i'm a person, you know, i've been around a long time, i care about this university. i love learning. i love research but i'm a realist. >> reporter: uc administrators say developing more online courses would be a great
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opportunity to education more students. the university says it is looking to add about 150 online courses for freshmen and sophomores within the next three years. uc president mark yudof has said he's pledged to faculty that no layoffs will occur as a result of those online courses being added. the university says the courses offered would help ease the strain of an already crowded general education courses, some of them are very packed. but some students are cautious about this proposal. >> online education can be a tool for helping students learn but it's not a panacea itself and what we really need to do is direct more money into the classroom and away from executive salaries. >> reporter: so while one of the student regents who is one of the regents but he's still a student, he was rather cool to the idea of having more online courses, saying it would deprive uc students of the real
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college experience. they haven't made any decisions but they are strongly considering adding more courses within the next three years. live in san francisco, sal castanedo, ktvu channel 2 news. >> thank you, sal. "fortune" magazine's annual list of 100 best companies is out and dozens of bay area companies made the cut. mountain view-based google, number one. net app raged the 6th best company. rated number 27. adobe, intel, auto desk rated as well. in addition to good pay some perks of working for google include a bowling alley, free massages and benefits for same- sex partners. >> it's a great technology company to work for. two, they love their employees and they do everything they can do show that. it's the fourth year in a row, the company has received this honor.
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>> the oakland museum of california has released a picture of a gold rush era artifact stolen earlier this month. the gold and quarts box is from the 1870s. it's estimated to be worth as much as $800,000. the box was stolen on january 7th. the museum says it's likely the same man who broke into the museum last november and stole other gold items. a $12,000 reward is being offered in the most recent theft. two santa rosa fire stations will reopen after a four-year brownout. the city received a $2.6 million grant which funds the fire department for two more years. it will also pay for the hiring of nine new firefighters. station 10 on corporate center parkway and station 11 on lewis road should resume on -- resume normal operations in may. have you ever wondered if a restaurant is safe and
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sanitary? you won't have to wonder any longer if you dine in san francisco. tara moriarty has more on this. >> reporter: when it comes to health inspections, it's difficult to find how a restaurant stacks up. if a restaurant scored low, would it make you think twice before going there? >> yes. >> reporter: starting today, health inspection stores will be put on yelp thanks to mayor lee. he wants to make government information more accessible to the public. >> i think it's great. i think it will help us as customers, you know, feel confident that we're eating good, healthy food and it will help the businesses be more on point. >> reporter: workers at a restaurant in the sunset district think the plan is a good one. a win-win. >> then people can see how high, you know, restaurant ratings are and how clean they
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are and we'll come to them and other places will see this and will clean themselves up. >> reporter: in los angeles, restaurants receive grade cards from los angeles. but here in san francisco restaurant lobbyists defeated the plan. but those eatery the made more money and the number of food- borne illnesses went down. >> people are really picky about what goes in. it makes people feel more comfortable eating. >> reporter: philadelphia and new york city will soon follow. other services that provide restaurant listings like google and citysearch could follow suit. in san francisco, tara moriarty, ktvu channel 2 news. well, a lot of sunshine today across the entire bay area. a little bit of a bump in the numbers. that's after a very cold start once again this morning. still upper 20s across parts of the region. a look outside. you can see the clear skies but a hit of -- bait -- a bit of
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haze. we have a spare-the-air day. and another one is issued for friday because the weather pattern, not changing too much. soap once again, a winter spare the air alert today extended into your friday, clear stable weather. we do have a bit of a breeze out there, especially out to livermore and napa. these are sustained winds at about 18 miles an hour coming in out of the east. as far as lows, once again, i recorded a few 20s out there out towards santa rosa, petaluma, fairfield bottomed out at 27 degrees. walnut creek starting out this morning at 26. as far as temperature, they are beginning to recover, still some 40s out towards concord right now. santa rosa, some dense fog this morning beginning to clear off. but currently 50. downtown san francisco in the mid-50s. forecast headlines for today, more line, tomorrow some morning frost and a little bit
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of bump in the numbers. the weekend no rain clouds but still some patchy morning fog. today if you were to go to the coast, it's so small with waves around 1, 2, 4 feet. they have a manger swell developing offshore. look what happens into the weekend. a big jump in the wave heights for saturday and especially into sunday with that high surf advisory kicking in 10:00 saturday morning. mavericks contest called for sunday and the waves could easily top 30 feet. it looks like a pretty good forecast as we head into your sunday. a warming trend as high pressure is still in command of our weather and a dry weather forecast as well. no rain clouds even into next week. temperatures, we are talking about a few more low 60s this afternoon. here is our forecast model showing you the rain clouds. no threat of rain, maybe a few clouds as we head into your bay area weekend. as far as temperatures this
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afternoon, upper 50s to lower 60s for afternoon highs. we'll continue to warm things up about 5 to 10 degrees from the current elf wills now. senate, 60 and san mateo, 58. here is a look ahead to your five-day forecast. notice this -- temperatures cooling off as you can see mainly with the overnight lows. not a major freeze warning in effect. still cold overnight and into the weekend looking good with low to mid-60s out there. looking pretty good both saturday and sunday. we will have to keep an eye on patchy morning fog. >> we'll do that. thank you. the excitement is building in the surfing community following word that the mavericks' surf contest is returning this weekend. the sunday event will be the first mavericks competition held in three years courtesy of mother nature. the director says a storm- generated swell is rushing to the break, bringing in 30-foot waves. top surfers around the world are said to be showing up for
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this competition. a lot of people in the bay area were treated a spectacular site in the sky. we were told, the light was the meet yore. this picture was sent to us by a ktvu viewer. 49er playoff fever continues to rage the permanent and growing trend some business owners are seeing. that can help lower cholesterol. and it tastes good? sure does! right... ♪ wow. delicious, right? yeah. it's the honey, it makes it taste so... ♪ well, would you look at the time... what's the rush? be happy. be healthy.
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been a good day on wall
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street with the s&p -- s&p 500 hitting a five-year high and improved housing and jobs better than expected from ebay, that stock is up 2.5%. the dow is up 99. the nasdaq up 21. s&p up 10. local tattoo shops are reporting a spike in business from excited 49er fans. customers are asking for tattoos like the one on colin kaepernick. in san jose, the clothing boutique that just partnered with the 49er sensation says in one day they sold out of all of the kaepernick shirts. >> we didn't realize how big of an impact it would be. so we decided to do more. >> the next shipment will probably arrive tomorrow. the store says there's already a long list of preorders. stay with ktvu for continuing coverage. this is the place to be sunday. we begin our football coverage
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at 9:30 a.m. with special programs on the 9ers and the fox pregame show. the nfc championship game starts at noon. right after the game join us for "the point after." on the news at 5:00, as we reported earlier at noon, the flu is here. ktvu health and science editor john fouler is on his way right now to santa clara county where they've reported a death from the virus. the precautions being taken as a result. thank you for trusting the news. we'll see you the next time news breaks. we're always here for you at and mobile
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